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1. What are the 5 essential ideas/insights of existentialism? Describe them and give examples for each idea. (5 pts.)

2. What is your definition of hero? Does the definition change through the passage of time? Why is Camus considering Sisyphus to be a hero? (5 pts.)

3. What is your definition of ABSURD? What is the definition of ABSURD according to the Existentialists like Camus? In this definition is ABSURD viewed as something negative or positive? (5 pts.)

4. What is the only Absolut fact in our life? According to existentialist could religion, patriotism, family or tribe, science, government or success give us absolute answers about life? Explain why yes or why not in details? (5 pts.)

5. Choose three of the following words and explain their definition according to existentialists and give tangible examples to help me understand what they mean:  

1. Alienation 2. Being-for-others 3. Anguish   4. Alienation: (9 pts.)

6. What is the meaning of anarchy for you? And what is it for existentialists? (4 pts.)

7. Explain the ESSENCE according to ESSENTIALISTS such as Plato and Aristotle? What is the description of Essentialism? (5 pts.)

8. Explain the definition of ESSENCE according to the existentialists (2 pts.). Explain what it means to say: “Existence precedes essence” (3 pts.) and explain what it means to say: “Essence precedes existence” (3 pts.). Which of these two saying is existentialist (2 pts.) ? 

9. What are the contingencies/constraints that existentialists see as our only limitations (things that cannot be change)? (7 pts.)

10. Using what you have learned about existentialism explain what you think about this philosophical doctrine called EXISTENTIALISM. (at least a ten line paragraph, defend your ideas and opinions, what do you agree or disagree with etc) (10 pts.)  

1. What are the 5 essential ideas/insights of existentialism? Describe them and give examples for each idea. (5 pts.)

2. What is your definition of hero? Does the definition change through the passage of time? Why is Camus considering Sisyphus to be a hero? (5 pts.)

3. What is your definition of ABSURD? What is the definition of ABSURD according to the Existentialists like Camus? In this definition is ABSURD viewed as something negative or positive? (5 pts.)

4. What is the only Absolut fact in our life? According to existentialist could religion, patriotism, family or tribe, science, government or success give us absolute answers about life? Explain why yes or why not in details? (5 pts.)

5. Choose three of the following words and explain their definition according to existentialists and give tangible examples to help me understand what they mean:  

1. Alienation 2. Being-for-others 3. Anguish   4. Alienation: (9 pts.)

6. What is the meaning of anarchy for you? And what is it for existentialists? (4 pts.)

7. Explain the ESSENCE according to ESSENTIALISTS such as Plato and Aristotle? What is the description of Essentialism? (5 pts.)

8. Explain the definition of ESSENCE according to the existentialists (2 pts.). Explain what it means to say: “Existence precedes essence” (3 pts.) and explain what it means to say: “Essence precedes existence” (3 pts.). Which of these two saying is existentialist (2 pts.) ? 

9. What are the contingencies/constraints that existentialists see as our only limitations (things that cannot be change)? (7 pts.)

10. Using what you have learned about existentialism explain what you think about this philosophical doctrine called EXISTENTIALISM. (at least a ten line paragraph, defend your ideas and opinions, what do you agree or disagree with etc) (10 pts.)

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